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Online petition to save Point Pleasant Park Battery

By Caitlin Snow Apr 10, 2023 | 11:14 AM

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An online petition to the save the Point Pleasant Park Battery.

The Halifax Military Preservation Society wants to save the naval port after a request for proposal by HRM to improve the shoreline along the park.

HMPS say they are concerned if the deals go through, the city may get rid of the battery that’s deteriorated for years due to neglect and climate change.

They argue it’s part of the city’s history.

“There has been little or no public consultation regarding preserving/repairing the Point Pleasant Battery. Given the battery has protected Halifax and its naval port during numerous conflicts through to the Second World War it is a significant part of Halifax’s heritage and Nova Scotia and Canada’s history,” William Breckenridge, chair of the HMHPS said.

“We encourage concerned residents to send a clear message to the mayor, councillors, and members of the Point Pleasant Park Advisory Committee to recognize the battery’s significance and review the terms of reference of the proposal before awarding the contract. There is a need for open and meaningful consultation with the community at large and to desist from considering removal of the battery as the primary course of action,” he explained.

Additional background regarding the petition can be found on the Change.org website: https://www.change.org/SavePointPleasantParkForts


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